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battle

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1 a forceful effort to reach a goal or objective
  • Getting through medical school was an uphill battle, but she succeeded.
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3 active fighting during the course of a war
  • soldiers who returned to battle
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4 an earnest effort for superiority or victory over another
  • The chess game was a real battle between two of the world's best players.
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battle

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1 to engage in a contest
  • The two teams, which have long been archrivals, will battle on the court for the state championship.
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2 to enter into contest or conflict with
  • The two top-seeded tennis players battled each other for almost three hours.
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3 to oppose (someone) in physical conflict
  • boxers battling for the title
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4 to strive to reduce or eliminate
  • We must battle hunger and poverty wherever they exist.
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